Volume 7, Issue 2 (Summer 2003)                   2003, 7(2): 91-94 | Back to browse issues page

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Background: Self–medication refers to drug consumption (herbal & artificial ) without the diagnosis or prescription of a physician leading to side effect and over usage of drugs. Objective: To survey self–medication among cardiovascular patients. Methods: This cross–sectional study was implenented on 60 cardiovascular patients at Bu-Ali hospital in 2001. The questionnaires were filled out and the information were presented as descriptive or analytical statistics. Findings: All the patients kept drugs at home . %26.7 took hypertensian and anti–angina drugs willfully before hospitalization and %86.7 took herbal drugs (mostly cowslip). Conclusion : Regarding the high cost of drug production as well as the side effect of taking herbal or artificial drugs , we should increase every body’s knowledge of usage and improve the function of medical staff.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cardiology

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